The oppressive nature of inequality in urban planning and design means that children from lower income families have fewer places to play, access to green space or places for recreational activity teamed with being the worst affected by air pollution. As well, as women, in urban areas, not feeling safe. What are the ways that we can ensure women have a say in the ways our cities are built and how they operate?
Francisca Rockey is a geographer, campaigner, influencer, advocate and activist who is regularly involved in social campaigns , and charity fundraising. She is also a blogger, writer and public speaker featured in mainstream media. She founded Black Geographers, a community interest company working to tackle the erasure of black people in geography by creating a platform for black geographers to network and connect. The platform has a global audience of over 10,000 members.
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